Raised Beds


Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Spring Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening


Spring is here and it’s time to think about your outdoor garden. Raised garden beds are a good choice for areas that lack healthy, rich...

What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil? What Makes Healthy Soil?


When it comes to gardening with soil, a little soil science knowledge goes a long way in maintaining a healthy medium for your plants. Here...

How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse How to Turn a Raised Garden Bed Into a Greenhouse


With little time and money invested, backyard gardeners can extend their growing season by building a simple greenhouse over their raised...

Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden Cool-Climate Plants and Cold-Weather Protection Options for Your Outdoor Garden


We share a few tips on what and where to plant in the fall and how to protect your plants from temperatures that are too cold.

How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds How to Prepare the Best Soil for Your Flower Beds


Proper soil preparation not only helps maintain and create a beautiful garden, but it also saves a great amount of water.

Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City Farming & the City: Starting a Farm in the City


So, you’re thinking about engaging in one of the oldest livelihoods in an area where there is very little arable land? Here's what you need...

Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec Les Urbainculteurs: A Closer Look at Urban Gardening in Quebec


Since 2009, Les Urbainculteurs have worked towards the development of a productive and innovative urban agriculture in the Quebec area.

How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden How to Start a Square Foot Garden


Mel Bartholomew, construction engineer and efficiency expert, is considered the father of square foot gardening.

Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project Why You Should Choose Cedar for Your Next Garden Bed Project


While there are other options, nothing beats cedar when it comes to building a raised garden bed.

The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur The Hills Have...Plants? A Closer Look at Hugelkultur


If gardening feels like an overwhelming and back-breaking task, you might want to consider hügelkultur.

How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree How to Select the Right Soil for Your Bonsai Tree


After the tragic death of his bonsai tree, Alan Ray did some research on which soil he should have used.

How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener How to be a Successful Rooftop Gardener


Though perhaps in its infancy in many North American locales, rooftop growing is a well-developed practice elsewhere.

5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know 5 Raised Bed Garden Tricks Everyone Should Know


Raised garden beds can be a great solution for soil gardeners tired of spending hours on their knees. Here are some pointers to ensure a...

The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds The Power of Raised Garden Beds


If starting a raised garden is on your to-do list, but you aren’t confident in your carpentry skills or thrilled with the idea of bending...

Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction Combatting Soil Compaction


Soil compaction, or the compression of soil particles, can be a major yield-limiting factor in a garden. Russell Landry has the dirt on...

A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil A Quick Guide to Amending Your Soil


Making a soil better is called soil conditioning or soil amendment. Soil conditioners add things to make plant growth better. Some...

Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When Understanding Soil Additives: What To Add and When


There are a number of soil additives available to help gardeners create optimal growing conditions for their plants, but needs change...

When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil When Roots Meet Soil


What you see in a plant’s foliage is almost always the result of what is going on in the soil. When there are issues with soil quality,...

Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space Small Space, Big Plans: How to Make the Most of Your Garden Space


Why people are taking back their space and realizing the benefits (personal and environmental) of urban gardening.

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